By Our Community, For Our Community
Meet our WHEN authors below. We love partnering with writers from our community to bring you content that is rooted in Scripture and paired with each writer’s unique life experience. If you’re looking to write an article for us, submit your pitch here.
Will Burrows is the director of publishing and managing editor at Hosanna Revival. He is passionate about biblical literacy, biblical theology, and loves teaching and preaching the Word. Will lives on Michigan’s west coast with his wife and his five beautiful, handsome, striking sons. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter, or read his blog.
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Meet the writers we’ve partnered with and click on their names to navigate to the articles they’ve written. You may recognize some of them as Hosanna Revival staff, or authors of the printed devotionals we’ve published. You may recognize some of them from Instagram, or you may have never heard of them. Our goal is to create a platform to amplify these voices as they mine the Word, looking for the Scripture’s answers to life’s questions. We’re glad you’re here.
Ben Parks III is a church planter at The Valley Church in Norwood Ohio, preparing to plant Pillar of Truth Ministries in Winton Terrace. He is very passionate about God and his Word and loves to share him with everyone he knows.
Ben is the Business Development Manager at Hosanna Revival, a Young Life leader and basketball coach at CHCA High School, and a Chipotle enthusiast. He has a passion for teaching people about God, and helping them understand him at a deeper level.
Brenna Blain is a wife, mom, and Christian speaker from the PNW with a BA in Theology and Biblical Studies. While she speaks on many topics, Brenna is most passionate about God's involvement in our pain and personal struggles including mental illness, same-sex attraction, and abuse. Connect with Brenna on Instagram @bunonmyhead.
Brittany is a wife, homeschool mama, worship leader and podcaster from Eastern North Carolina. She has a strong passion for talking to anyone and everyone about Jesus, but is particularly fond of college students and women who want to dive deeper into Scripture. When she finds herself with free time, she enjoys writing, painting and reading all the books while enjoying a good cup of coffee or hot tea.
Colleen is a Social Worker at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital working on the inpatient psychiatric unit, focusing on crisis care for mental and behavioral health in children. She loves camping and hiking and feels the grace of God is best experienced outside.
Dr. Tammy Smith is a licensed counselor, mother to 2 married sons, author of 8 books, competitive tennis player, pastor’s wife, and sought-after conference speaker. Her greatest joy is Jesus and getting to share His Truth, but she also loves to laugh, sing, hug, smile, and squeeze the best out of every moment possible. See if she’s coming your way or grab a Truth-filled resource at drtammysmith.com.
Hannah is the customer service and public relations manager at Hosanna Revival. She is currently pursuing her Masters at the University of Akron to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. Hannah resides in the home she grew up in with her family of 6. She enjoys time spent with her husband, Nathan, and their new pup, Willow. She loves all things cozy, including coffee, neutrals, and deep chats with her people. Hannah is a tried and true Enneagram 2 and spends much of her free time finding new ways to empower people in the small and big details of life.
Josephine D. Rose is a writer and Bible teacher. She shares with women the truths of Scripture, encouraging them to lean into the sufficiency of God. She has a background in psychology and biblical studies and urges women to cling to Christ in all seasons. She resides in the sunny state of Mississippi, where you'll regularly find a cup of coffee nearby and a book in hand.
Julia is a former special education teacher turned to stay at home mom who is currently spending her days taking care of her son, Leon. Her passion for writing started at a young age and in her spare time, she can be seen drinking a chai latte, reading anything she can get her hands on, and traveling with her husband, Jake. She loves sushi, quiet mornings, and cuddles with her English Bulldog, Penelope.
Kathryn is an INFP, Enneagram four, a big fan of personality tests, a wife, manager, and wannabe-writer. Her truest identity, though, is rooted in her relationship with Jesus. Her mission is to love God, love people, and equip young women to do the same.
Katie Guiliano founded Hosanna Revival in 2015 with a passion for beautiful design, and equipping women to know God in his fullness. She draws her inspiration from busy cities and picturesque landscapes. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband Nick, loves to travel, and cultivate her flower garden. The thing she finds most beautiful is people using their gifts to glorify the Lord.
Katie Westenberg is a wife, mother to four, and author of I Choose Brave: Embracing Holy Courage and Understanding Godly Fear. She has a business degree from Washington State University, but her real business most days includes homeschooling her children, writing, and encouraging women in Biblical Truth, all to the glory of God.
Bestselling author and speaker Laura L. Smith loves Jesus, her prince charming of a husband, their four kids, music, a good book, almond milk mochas, dark chocolate, and travel. Her latest book, How Sweet the Sound explores the power of hymns and how they point us back to Jesus. Visit her website at: www.laurasmithauthor.com
Lauren Deitzer is a graphic designer at Hosanna Revival. Hailing from Cincinnati, she can often be found at one of the city’s beautiful parks, reading a good book, chatting with a friend, or petting a dog. She is passionate about creativity, design, sharing her story, and learning from others.
Mackenzie is a graduate student pursuing her masters in clinical mental health counseling. Currently, she is living in southwest Ohio preparing to get married this summer to her fiance, Justin, and dreaming about what the Lord has in store for the future. Her biggest dream is to proclaim that true and real freedom is found in Jesus and it's yours for the taking.
Malory is the Operations Manager at Hosanna Revival. She lives in Cincinnati, OH with her husband Tyler and their blonde border collie, Nash. She loves a good story and wishes she could live someplace where it is always fall. She is passionate about encouraging women in their individual walks with the Lord, especially when it means they get to analyze and apply Scripture together.
Meghan is a Cincinnatian turned Toledoan, a big advocate for therapy, a former fake blogger, and a current ICU nurse. She loves her people, her kitten, and writing about the things that are hard to talk about. Her biggest prayer is that her life and words turn people toward the light and love that is Jesus so that they know that hope and joy are possible through him.
Meshach Kanyion is a pastor at Friendship United Methodist Church in Wyoming, OH. He is married with 5 children. His life’s work is to study and integrate the life and teaching of Jesus into his own life, and help others do likewise.
Mikella Van Dyke is a Bible teacher and runs the ministry Chasing Sacred. She is currently pursuing her M.A in theology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing with her four kiddos, and traveling.
Ness Cannon, the author of our second printed devotional, I am Not in Charge, is a writer, speaker, teacher, wife, mother, small business owner, designer, pug mom, and perpetual student. Her greatest hope is to remind you that you aren’t alone. God has saved a seat for you at His table and you absolutely belong.
Rhayna is an enneagram 6, a big fan of writing, and an INFJ. She finds her truest identity in Jesus and aspires to be a light to those around her.
Shanté is the founder of Daily She Pursues, an online women’s ministry on a mission to help women pursue God’s heart through the study of the Word, cultivating prayer, and walking daily with the Lord. She is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies at Liberty University. Some of her favorite things include tea, journaling, art museums, essential oils, and thrift shopping.
A small town Kentucky girl at heart, who may have a love for tacos and coffee more than she should. Sheri now resides in Gainesville, Florida with her family. She is a wife of over thirty years, mother of four and a “glamma.” She is the founder of Pineapple Principle®, a ministry for teen girls; encouraging them to live out their faith by standing firm in their beliefs, owning their crown, and loving like Jesus. She is the author of two devotionals and has the Pineapple Principle podcast.
Storm is a Cincinnati native but currently lives in Bowling Green, Ohio. She loves her family, friends, and the Cincinnati Bengals. She spends her time hanging out with college students, playing around with a camera, and leading worship at church.
Tabitha Panariso is unashamedly serious about Jesus and equally terrible at small talk. As a writer, speaker, wife, and mama, she's realized that the only way to endure is to keep the main thing, the main thing. Her mission: to help women fight for any unwavering faith in an unsteady world.
Tara Sun is the founder of Tara Sun Ministries, an online women's ministry that seeks to help others know, love, and live God's word in their own lives. Based in Oregon, Tara has found her God-given purpose in writing, creating podcast episodes, designing and mentoring women. She is a newlywed, married to her high school sweetheart, Michael. They love to hike, spend intentional time with friends, and drink a good cup of coffee.
Taylor is a new Cincinnati-lover, originally from Columbus, but finding more beauty in the Queen City with each passing day. She teaches 8th grade Language Arts and has a passion for creating spaces where the skills of reading and writing can be explored with freedom. Catch her at Wyoming Community Coffee making your latte on the weekends, reading a book, going on a walk in a park, or perusing the aisles of Trader Joe’s.